It is a common remark, and one that is thought to militate
strongly against the character of the race, that the negro overseer is always more tyrannical and cruel than the white one.
For if it happened that an individual, even when asleep, had some very distinct idea, as, for example, if a geometer should discover some new demonstration, the circumstance of his being asleep would not militate
against its truth; and as for the most ordinary error of our dreams, which consists in their representing to us various objects in the same way as our external senses, this is not prejudicial, since it leads us very properly to suspect the truth of the ideas of sense; for we are not infrequently deceived in the same manner when awake; as when persons in the jaundice see all objects yellow, or when the stars or bodies at a great distance appear to us much smaller than they are.
Referring the examination of the principle itself to another place, as has been already mentioned, it will be sufficient to remark here that, in the sense of the author who has been most emphatically quoted upon the occasion, it would only dictate a reduction of the SIZE of the more considerable MEMBERS of the Union, but would not militate
against their being all comprehended in one confederate government.
I told him he might have a dozen if he wished, but that it would not be wise to have more than one solicitor engaged in one transaction, as only one could act at a time, and that to change would be certain to militate
against his interest.
The fact that there was nothing to see didn't militate
for the worthy woman against what one MIGHT see, and she put it frankly to Miss Staverton that no lady could be expected to like, could she?
Where you frequent a house it may militate
very much against a girl's making a desirable settlement in life, and prevent her from accepting offers even if they are made.
The wily Malay had long refrained from pillaging the Ithaca for fear such an act might militate
against the larger villainy he purposed perpetrating against her white owner, but when he rounded the point and came in sight of the stranded wreck he put all such thoughts from him and made straight for the helpless hulk to glean whatever of salvage might yet remain within her battered hull.
In every other spot the fire must necessarily be oblique, which would seriously militate
against the success of the experiment.
Any man who attains a high place among you, from the President downwards, may date his downfall from that moment; for any printed lie that any notorious villain pens, although it militate
directly against the character and conduct of a life, appeals at once to your distrust, and is believed.
WATCHING the amazing scenes at the Calais end of the Channel tunnel, I think back to those people who argued against its construction on the grounds that this would militate
against our national security and that Great Britain's days of "splendid isolation" would be over.
Even good quality childcare will not alone militate
against the effects of deprivation and disadvantage; early intervention working with parents, as well as children, will have the best long-term outcomes.
However, a number of challenges militate
against grid-connected solar-energy- sources electricity supply.